Best-selling author Emma Forrest has lined up a star-studded cast for her directorial debut UNTOGETHER including Rogue One villain Ben Mendelsohn, Jamie Dornan, and real-life sisters Jemima Kirke and Lola Kirke. This will be the first major feature film the Kirke sisters star in together.
The film follows an affair between Andrea, a former teen prodigy turned heroin addict who is trying to be a writer now that she’s sober, and Nick, a writer who’s found success with his memoir of war time bravery, which sees him showered in wealth and women. Andrea’s younger sister, Tara, finds her solid relationship with her older boyfriend, Martin, shaken when she is drawn to a charismatic Rabbi with an even larger age gap. Jemima Kirke will play the older sister while Lola Kirke will portray the younger. Dornan has been cast as Nick and Mendelsohn will play Martin.
Forrest is directing the indie with a script she penned. Scott LaStaiti, Luke Daniels, and Brandon K. Hogan produce, while executive producers are Jeff Rice and Green-Light International’s Jeff Elliott and Chad Moore. Green-Light will present the project to buyers at TIFF with a production start set for mid-October.
Jemima Kirke is best known for portraying free-spirited Jessa on HBO’s Girls. Her sister Lola Kirke has been a rising star to watch in recent years. She currently stars in the Amazon comedy Mozart in the Jungle and has previously been seen on the big screen in David Fincher’s Gone Girl and Noah Baumbach’s Mistress America. She will next be seen opposite Tom Cruise in American Made.
Dornan stars in the Fifty Shades franchise opposite Dakota Johnson and has previously been seen in the series Once Upon a Time and Netflix’s The Fall, which launches its newest season next month.
Mendelsohn has appeared in the Netflix series Bloodline and feature films Slow West and Mississippi Grind. He stars in the highly anticipated Rogue One from Lucasfilms and Steven Speilberg’s Ready Player One.
Jemima Kirke is repped by CAA and MGMT Entertainment.
Lola Kirke is repped by ICM and One Entertainment.
Dornan is repped by UTA and Troika in the UK.
Mendelsohn is repped by CAA and United Management.
Emily J | Staff Writer